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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Trip Down Memory Lane With Roscoe Reynolds

This seems almost bizarre after two years and a million and a half more unemployed Americans.  Southside Virginia Senator Roscoe Reynolds - Democrat - holds forth on the success of ...

... Obama's stimulus plan?

From the Martinsville Bulletin, March 30, 2009:
Lawmakers: Stimulus saved Virginia jobs
By Ginny Wray, Bulletin Staff Writer

Federal stimulus funds saved an estimated 90,000 jobs in Virginia, according to state Sen. Roscoe Reynolds.

“Thank goodness for the stimulus package,” Reynolds, D-Ridgeway, told about 60 people at the Piedmont Democratic Women’s Club’s legislative breakfast Saturday at Forest Park Country Club.

Both Reynolds and Del. Ward Armstrong, D-Collinsville, said the $1 billion in stimulus funds the commonwealth received prevented the budget shortfall from being worse than it was. The money was in the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed by President Barack Obama last month.

While Reynolds said the funds saved 90,000 jobs throughout the state, Armstrong said they prevented the layoffs of 7,000 state employees.

“The stimulus money was a breath of fresh air” that helped legislators get through a difficult General Assembly session, Armstrong added. [link]
Ah, yes.  The excuse of scoundrels.  The "Obama saved oodles and oodles of jobs" dance.

Now, two years later, with his district having the distinction of still maintaining the highest unemployment rate in the Commonwealth, and with his district emptying out as citizens move to other environs seeking employment, someone should ask this guy if he's still so ecstatic about Obama and his "stimulus."

Yes.  Someone should ask.  And before the election, if you can catch him.